“Dr. Pearlman’s book offers parenting advice that is effective in every situation. Chock-full of practical applications, this book will help you ease out of those challenging situations every parent faces.”

—Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Catherine Pearlman, PHD, LCSW

A New Dress Code Policy & A Win for Girls

Sometimes a small change can make a massive difference. Today I found out my school district changed it's dress code policy. What might look like minor language alterations actually add up to a huge development. Last year my 13-year-old daughter was objectified,...

How Can We Talk to Kids About Shootings? We Can’t.

I’m so sick of writing useless commentaries on how parents can talk to their kids about the latest episode of senseless violence. At this point, when there’s a shooting (at school or in a church or at a concert), there are no good ways to talk to kids. Could this...

When One Teen Suicide Turns Into A Cluster

Over winter break a child at my daughter’s school died by suicide. Grief counseling was offered. Within one month on January 22, 2018 a girl was found dead in a nearby park by suicide. She was 13. Only five days later a child in another nearby town died by suicide....

Sexy Songs and a Son's Diary for 04/28/2018

Sexy Songs and a Son's Diary for 04/28/2018 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My 8-year-old kid loves Katy Perry songs, which are seemingly all about sex. However, we've been innocently singing along in the car and having a blast. Well, that is...

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